Monday, October 27, 2008

design. design. design.

this is a work in progress for my design class:

the gist of the project is to make four 4x4 cubes inspired by the Swiss designer of our choice. I chose Josef Muller-Brockmann. He was pretty revolutionary within the Swiss movement - I'm into that. Each cube has to be based upon the artists biography, contribution, philosophy/principle and their body of work. The work that I have done thus far on this project is simply to get my hands wet, I haven't really immersed myself in the research quite yet... but I have a feeling, if my inspiration and creativity ensues i'll redeem myself from the last project we did... not okay with that B.

this is the last advertisement i presented for my advertising and art direction course..

pretty basic. not very clever, or cute...not to mention, the production is pretty terrible- but it's not a production class, so i'm not worried about it. still, conceptualizing when it comes to advertising is tricky for me. i don't know why, but i'm incredibly intimidated by creating ideas for someone else's product. it's odd. i need to get over it, and i'm trying - which is why this class is really beneficial for me.

I'll be working with Eskell the next week or so. I'm doing a flyer for their "Pre-Holiday, Holiday Bash 2008" accompanied by, along with some other work for their sale in NYC next week.

I'm excited to be doing work outside of school and outside of.. work.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

jewelry workshop

i've been in a jewelry workshop the past two days as a single credit class through my school. unfortunately, we were only able to work with copper and enamel. i was hoping we'd get the chance to work with some silver clays, or molds - but it was interesting nonetheless! i branded my fingers on a piece of 1500ยบ cross-hatched metal... that hurt... a lot. so now i have a nice criss-cross imprint on the tips of my thumb and pointer fingers. lovely. i also got to use a torch flame, which was pretty intense.. and fun. i heat-colored one of my pieces and also torched the small bead below. i'm a bit sad the class is over, but apparently we're allowed to repeat it, so my roommate and i are considering it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


it's been months since i've updated. i feel like i am doing a million and one things right now. stress-city 2008. i'm a little bewildered by the fact that i'm in the midst of taking midterms. is the semester really that far along? apparently.

this can all basically be seen on my flickr...
but i got into that whole 365 days photography project.. failed.. and now i am attempting to make it a 52 weeks project. hopefully i'll have more time for something like that.

anyway. a few of my personal favorites..

went to the lincoln park zoo a few weeks ago. i can't believe i forgot my dslr.

i made a new best friend...

and this reminded me of bunny (our cat) so adorable!

my two best friends - jenni and kyle :)

i have a continuous semester photography assignment for my graphic design class. pretty excited about it :)
look for fun new things to come (hopefully).